Human Rights Act Reform

The Government is proposing to remove the Human Rights Act (HRA) despite it being fundamental to all legislation here in the UK. The Government does not give us our rights, it is meant to protect our rights and that is what the HRA is designed to do. 

Reports and research show that the HRA contains what is necessary, however more is needed to ensure it is upheld.

So, why then, is the Government trying to do less? 

At the beginning of 2022 they ran a consultation on the proposals that they had set out. We released a guide on how to respond to the consultation, which received over 60,000 hits, and through that process we noted eight main areas of concern in their proposal. 

There were four that related to the individual

PERMISSION REQUIRED

You would need to seek permission to bring your Human Rights case to court this would prevent many cases from being heard.

GREATER GOOD

Society could be given more rights than the individual so whatever the Government can justify for the greater good would be more important than you or your families individual Human Rights. 

REDUCED RESPONSIBILITY

It would reduce the positive obligations put upon public bodies to protect our Human Rights; disadvantaging the most vulnerable in particular. 

RIGHT TO RIGHTS

A persons right to rights would no longer be universal but instead be judged by the courts; are you good enough to have your Human Rights? Is your neighbour?

There were four that were procedural issues

SEPARATION OF POWERS

The Government, Parliament and the Courts are meant to be separated to protect the people, Government and Parliament are joined and they now want to join the Courts too, leaving us with no protection. 

JUDGES NO LONGER JUDGING

The Government would give itself the ability to issue explicit guidance, no longer allowing judges to interpret legislation and therefore preventing judges from doing their job.

SECONDARY LEGISLATION

Legislation made by a single Secretary of State needs more opportunities for challenges, not less, as proposed, or it could become a Secretary of State free for all.

STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE

The basis of all legislation is that it complies with our Human Rights yet the necessity of that statement is being called into question, why would that be unless they no longer wanted to uphold our Human Rights?

As you can see each individual area is hugely problematic, however, when combined it makes for chilling reading.

Allowing the government to make these reforms would strip us of our rights and any mechanisms to uphold them.

This is not something we can let happen. 

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Water

The Health and Care Act 2022 has given the Health Secretary permission to add fluoride to our water supply despite it being ruled as a medicinal product in 1983. 

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There is currently an open consultation on the matter.

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